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this morning on "world news now" -- joe biden backtracks. did the vice president support the bin laden raid or not? new insight about biden as america awaits his decision about a presidential run. reluctant paul ryan. the congressman decides he will run for the role of house speaker. but will his fellow republicans support him? and new this half hour, an unusual scene caught on camera at a busy airport. >> an anxious passenger trying to stop a plane. the newly released video and how it got that passenger in big trouble. and later, the actor known for movie magic as harry potter shares something very personal. revelations about daniel radcliffe in "the skinny" on this wednesday october 21st. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now."
we do say good morning to you on this wednesday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. we begin with the surprising reversal of joe biden. will he? won't he? we don't know. but today he was talking about how yesterday the decision to go after osama bin laden, getting a lot of tongues wagging in washington. >> yeah, and that has a lot of people saying maybe he might actually be running after all because of this. it comes as biden continues to weigh his options in that run for the white house. we get the very latest right now from abc's jon karl. >> reporter: president obama has called the day of the bin laden raid the most important of his presidency, and his vice president clearly concurs. >> osama bin laden is dead, and general motors is alive. >> reporter: biden has described obama's decision as especially courageous because in that key meeting when it came time to decide, most of the president's advisers including biden himself were not in favor of the raid. >> i said we owe the man a direct answer. mr. president, my suggestion is don't go.
we have to do two more things to see if he's there. >> reporter: biden offered an entirely different account of what happened on that fateful day, saying he didn't give his opinion until after the meeting, when he was alone with president obama. and then he said go for it. >> so as we walked out of the room and walked upstairs, i said -- i told him my opinion, that i thought he should go but follow his own instincts. but it would have been a mistake. imagine if i had said in front of everyone don't go or go and his decision was a different decision. >> reporter: biden has said he told obama and his team that night to hold off on the raid. >> ladies and gentlemen, i said wait another seven days for the following information. >> i wanted him to take one more day to do one more test to see if he was there. >> reporter: hillary clinton wrote of the fateful decision in her memoir.
"vice president biden remained skeptical," she recalled. "but i concluded the chance to get bin laden was worth it." advice she alluded to in the democratic debate. >> whether you're talking about the tough decision that president obama had to make about osama bin laden where i was one of his few advisers. >> reporter: the white house refused to say whether biden's new account was correct. >> the vice president's office said his latest comments are accurate but offered no explanation as to why his account of what happened in that meeting has changed so significantly. jonathan karl, a news, the white house. >> a little bit of changing history there in washington. speaking of d.c., congressman paul ryan has given his republican colleagues there until friday to decide if they'll support him as speaker of the house. ryan is a former vice presidential candidate and says he doesn't really want the job but he says the country is in desperate need of leadership. the search for a new house leader has been in turmoil ever since john boehner announced he was stepping down. overseas now where secretary of state john kerry is heading right now for europe and the middle east later today. and one of his goals is to help ease the escalating violence between israelis and
palestinians. nearly 60 people have been killed in the past month. half were the result of stabbing attacks on israelis by palestinians. but there were also clashes along the border with gaza. police in albuquerque are looking for whoever shot a 4-year-old in a moving car. the little girl died at the hospital. the only one injured in the vehicle. her father says it was a case of road rage. another vehicle pulled up alongside his. but police don't have a suspect and any clues may be spread over a large area, miles of interstate 40. breaking news here in new york, where a police officer has been killed in the line of duty. the 33-year-old officer was shot in the head during a gun battle in east harlem. a suspect is in custody. the victim is the fourth new york city police officer to be murdered in just the past 11 months. officials in the st. louis area believe the six fires at predominantly black churches in the past two weeks are
connected. all are located within a few miles of where an unarmed black teen was shot by a white police officer last year. abc's alex perez is there. >> reporter: investigators in st. louis on the hunt trying to figure out who is setting fires at churches. >> original doors built in 1948. >> reporter: reverend roderick burton says the damage to his church could cost more than $7,000 to repair. the building's original 1948 doors charred. >> if someone is attacking us, americans should come together in one voice and say this is wrong. >> reporter: in the last two weeks six churches, all within three miles of each other. the fires all set near an entrance. different denominations but mostly black congregations. >> it is arson. these are being intentionally set. it's not spontaneous combustion. they're not occurring on their own. >> reporter: this area still recovering from the riots sparked after ferguson police officer darren wilson shot and
killed michael brown. many in this community praying for the culprit and for an arrest. and you can see the flames are so hot, completely melting the siding from this church right here. atf investigators believe the same person is responsible for all of these incidents. there's a $2,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. alex perez, abc news, st. louis, missouri. a body has been found inside a car buried in the mud at the scene of last week's flash flooding in california. it could be the first death related to the mudslides and severe flooding north of los angeles. the vehicle was found upside down and tilted sideways in a retention basin. it was six feet deep in the dirt. and in arizona it took a team effort to rescue a woman from a flooded roadway while there were three first responders wading to the van and then they walked the driver to safety. others were upstream to make sure no large objects came toward the rescue team. and there were workers downstream in case either the rescue team or the driver were swept away. the driver said the water rose
rapidly. and in the southwest it is bracing for more severe storms today after yesterday's extreme weather brought strong winds, hail, flooding, and possible tornadoes. at least one funnel cloud spotted yesterday northwest of phoenix. more than three inches of rain could fall in the region by noon. flash flood watches and warnings have been issued across that area. a dozen people are in intensive care at a hospital in san jose suffering from an apparent case of food poisoning. a mexican seafood restaurant has been closed since sunday. more than 80 people who ate there got sick. lab tests on at least 15 of these cases have shown the presence of what's called shigella bacteria. it usually comes from unwashed hands but can also stem from contaminated food. >> they had a major violation last month for cooling, but at that time the food was actually discarded voluntarily by the
facility owner. and then we had a few what we call minor violations, which are not likely to contribute to food-borne illness but are nonetheless still a violation. >> it's unclear how many of those 80 cases we mentioned were people who actually ate at that restaurant or got sick from coming into contact with someone who did. doctors say the symptoms usually go away in five to ten days. ten days. that's a long time. >> that is a long time. "consumer reports" is no longer recommending the tesla model s. the magazine editors say the $76,000 electric car is tops in performance but its predicted reliability is poor. the news hit tesla especially hard. the stock fell more than 6% yesterday. so here's a list. the automakers ranking tops in reliability. lexus, toyota, audi, mazda, and subaru. number 6-ranked kia from south korea is now considered more reliable than honda or nissan. >> so those people are probably going to buy a toyota camry you think instead of that fancy car? >> they probably are going to move on. but today i'm thinking people
are all about the deloreans. >> the deloreans. >> yes. >> i still want my knight rider car with kitt talking. back in 1988. if you thought today was any other day since you mentioned, kendis, you've got to rethink that one, right? >> you realize it was john forsyth. it wasn't really a computer. okay. because today is october 21st, 2015, the date that was on the time machine in the 1989 movie "back to the future ii." of course the movie also makes reference to the cubs winning the world series. oops. >> yeah. that still could happen. let's be honest. ain't looking good right now. pepsi releasing a limited edition "back to the future" bottle. >> the price, $20.15. >> that looks like the obama logo from 2012. >> that is, until they hit ebay when they will likely skyrocket as fast as that time machine. >> look at us. >> oh. >> if you're driving, i'm scared. >> you should be scared. >> we've got a kid in the back.
>> oh, boy. what a day. what a day. >> all right. >> are you going to speed up or what? >> all right. coming up in "the skinny," donald trump skips last night's appearance on "jimmy kimmel live," and jimmy has some choice words for the donald. >> look at the creepy kid. also ahead, love is in the air as the king of romance is out with an all new novel. the new adventures, thrills, and mystery from blockbuster author nicholas sparks. and new revelations about a sex scandal involving money and one of the top college basketball programs in the country. that after we look at wednesday's forecast map. you're watching "world news now." where'd the delorean go? >> we're no longer in the car. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by airborne dual action. i know blowdrying fries my hair, but i'm never gonna stop.
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take a look at this. newly released video reveals the moment a passenger desperate to catch his flight runs onto the tarmac at denver international airport. how'd he get on? prosecutors say he pushed open a secure emergency door exit. did he get on? no. he was arrested after the door triggered an alarm. this week he pleaded guilty to tampering and sentenced to two years probation. the passenger was trying to get to his high school reunion. >> i guess he'll have to wait for the 20-year reunion. >> yeah. >> in prison. now to a sex scandal that is rocking one of the top college basketball programs in the country. the woman at the center of it all speaking out to espn's "outside the lines." >> she's sharing new accusations against the university of louisville's team. abc's elizabeth hur has the story.
>> side deals were sex. and if they wanted to make extra money that's what the side deal was. sex. >> reporter: shocking claims from katina powell, who alleges andre mcgee, former director of operations for the college basketball powerhouse university of louisville cardinals hired female dancers to win over recruits and paid for the arrangements. >> andre was the one who always had the money. passed out the money, made it rain, made the deals, paid for the deals. >> reporter: in an interview with john barr of espn's "outside the lines" the self-proclaimed madam and author of the book "breaking cardinal rules" says she attended about 22 parties between 2010 and 2014, some in on-campus dorms, adding she and several other women including three of her daughters took part in sex acts with recruits, team members, and even some of their fathers. >> it almost got me sick to my stomach. >> reporter: meanwhile, the team's two-time national
championship coach rick pitino maintains he does not believe in cheating and he did not break any ncaa rules. >> four years. a boatload of recruits. a boatload of dances, loud music, alcohol, security, cameras, basketball players who came in at will. how could rick not know? >> reporter: powell does say she never met with or talked to pitino and pitino just told espn mcgee needs to do the right thing and tell the truth. so far mcgee has declined to comment. reena and kendis, back to you. >> elizabeth, thank you so much. and coming up, donald trump keeps kimmel hanging so jimmy let him have it. >> and which celebrity will now be living in tom cruise's house? living in tom cruise's house? "the skinny" is next.
♪ ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny leading us off this morning, the hero to an entire generation, daniel radcliffe. >> he of course played harry potter on the big screen but privately radcliffe had his own chamber of secrets you might say. the actor now 26 years old will be featured in the november issue of "playboy" magazine. all the clothes on there. and in a candid interview the star opens up about why he struggled with alcohol during filming the beloved movie series.
>> he looks really good there. radcliffe tells "playboy" he used it to escape anxiety that came with fame. he says camera phones in particular had a big influence with fans and of course the paparazzi constantly taking his photo. radcliffe says he drank to feel less self-conscious through all of it. >> and he adds his passion for acting kept him from becoming a child star gone wrong, saying he wouldn't allow anything to jeopardize his dreams of being a star. >> good to hear that. >> yeah. good to know he's coming back. next, jimmy kimmel bringing the show here to new york this week. >> yesterday we told you the donald would be on the show, but he canceled his appearance at the last minute. one of his aides saying something just came up. well, last night jimmy didn't take too kindly to getting stood up. >> i'm dying to find out what this major political commitment was. usually it means he had to go on cnn and call someone an idiot or something. but don't worry. tonight we're going to give everyone in the audience a basketball dipped in cologne so you can fully experience what it
would have been like had donald trump been here. [ cheers and applause ] >> from there jimmy took a trip from brooklyn to the bronx zoo with tracy morgan taking in some nature with some colorful commentary you might say. >> and unlike trump jimmy's other scheduled guest did show up. you see him there, jay-z treated the audience to tickets to his big tidal concert and then actually walked, like on his two feet, walked right down the street. >> they took a stroll over to barclays center just in time for jay-z to get up on stage and perform the anthemic "empire state of mind." >> i bet that was a good one. >> packed show. >> and meanwhile, in another high-profile concert event janet jackson's fans are crying foul. you know she's got the number one album right now and is touring to support it, but according to page 6 certain fans posting images and videos from
the show to instagram are finding their accounts frozen or deleted. >> what is up with that? those users said they received e-mails from instagram saying, quote here, "a third party reported that the content violates their copyright." a rep for instagram told page 6 that the issue was due to a bug that has since been fixed and noted that only repeat infringers will have their accounts deleted. >> good to knonow. >> good to know it wasn't janet, future hall of fame -- rock and roll hall of famer. and finally, the beans have been spilled. "variety" reporting the person to shell out more than $11 million for tom cruise's hollywood hills estate is no more a secret. eva longoria. >> there you go. the gated and heavily fortified compound, panoramic -- look at that. i'd move in. panoramic views of the san bernardino valley and two-story main house is described as a european style villa that overlooks a lagoon-style swimming pool. spanned by a foot bridge. not bad. >> in the meantime cruise's 300-acre colorado ranch remains on the market, listed at $59 million. >> i bet there would be some great parties thrown there.
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latest page turner. >> it has like a thriller aspect. >> a twisty mystery thriller. >> reporter: old favorites. >> you want to step aboard? >> i love that one. >> reporter: and of course ryan gosling. >> anything with him i'm in. how do you keep doing this? >> i know, right? i don't know. it's strange but i don't even think of it in those terms. they just kind of add up. >> tell me about "see me." >> "see me" is this good love story with two great original characters, but it's also a novel that devolves into a very twisty mystery thriller by the end. >> reporter: sparks's film filled with hollywood's biggest headliners like richard gere, robin wright, liam hemsworth, miley cyrus and rachel mcadams. >> have you ever seen someone perform on screen that you're like i'm going to get this guy or this girl to be in my movie? >> oh, sure. channing tatum.
right up there. he'd been in "step up." those kinds of things. like okay, that guy's going to be a star, let's move him on in. >> now the father of five says he's about a third of the way done with his next love story. and still has plenty more left to tell. >> have you ruined men for your daughter? >> that's what my daughter tells me. i feel bad about that. i'm like i'm sorry, i didn't mean to. i'm okay. i'm a nice guy. you can meet me. bring him on in. that's fine. just be a gentleman. >> reporter: sara haines, abc news, new york. >> i do enjoy his books and the movies. i think they're really fantastic. >> i have to admit i have seen "the notebook." >> oh. >> and i didn't get dragged to it. >> oh. a willing participant there. >> yes. >> follow us on facebook, wnnfans.com. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. cs for two decades.
making news in america this morning, willing to run. paul ryan, the former vice presidential nominee eyeing the job for speaker of the house. laying out his vision and conditions in a late night news conference, we're live with the details. breaking overnight, meeting in moscow. syria's bashar al assad face-to-face with vladimir putin. the topic o conversation as russia and the u.s. signs a new agreement. major shift in mammogram recommendations. the american cancer society changing the age when some women should start screenings. "back to the future" day, october 21st, 2015 from fashion and gadgets, what did the movie get right and what did it get wrong?